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The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Wes Furlotte


This book challenges the unanimous rejection that has followed Hegel’s Naturphilosohie (1830). Systematically reconstructing Hegel’s conception of nature, the book explores the ways in which it functions as a ground that, nevertheless, perpetually poses problems for human freedom. The book starts by taking seriously Hegel’s characterization of nature as monstrous, a register at odds with the comprehensive order demanded by conceptual thought. The book then critically reads Hegel against Hegel: it analyzes what such a conception of nature must mean in terms of his notions of finite subjectivity ... More

Keywords: German Idealism, Hegel, Nature, Second Nature, Subjectivity and Freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474435536
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wes Furlotte, author
University of Ottawa

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